Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News - A Rochester man has admitted to a child pornography charge in federal court.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota says 29-year-old Adam Reitz entered the guilty plea to a count of production of child pornography on October 29th. A count of distribution of child pornography was dismissed through the plea deal that was negotiated after a federal grand jury returned an indictment against him and 26-year-old Shahla Thompson in August. Her federal case is still pending

Reitz still faces criminal sexual conduct and child endangerment charges in Olmsted Court in connection with allegations that he sexually abused a young boy who was used in the production of child pornography. It was also alleged the child was given methamphetamine.

The charges brought against Thompson in Olmsted Court were recently dismissed under very unusual circumstances. County Attorney Mark Ostrem stated he dropped the case against the Rochester woman because the court had ordered his office to fulfill her defense attorney’s request for the delivery of copies of the evidence. Ostrem contends that would result in a violation of federal child pornography laws that prohibit any reproduction and distribution of the materials.

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